REBUS St. Louis


Schmooze and Cruise: Part Deux Recap by REBUS
October 24, 2013, 7:59 am
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As Brendan Corcoran wheeled his way around the corner at Switch last Thursday, he clipped the wall in his adult-sized big wheel but kept on rolling as he made his way in to a din of applause before giving a solid introduction to his beloved agency. That event proved to be a fine microcosm of the evening at large, as a late bus arrival to Switch may have set back the festivities at REBUS’ Schmooze and Cruise: Part Deux…but they were not to be stopped.

Attendees to the event put up $15 in exchange for a bus riding, agency-hopping experience that started at Switch, moved to the newly coined H&L Partners, and finished, albeit somewhat late, at Momentum.

At each stop along the way, a series of advertising-related trivia questions gave REBUS members a chance to pickup amazing prizing, such as a Merriam Webster Dictionary with CD-ROM from 1993, a Shaolin Monks DVD, and a classy Almost $ingle T-Shirt.

Thanks to everyone who made The REBUS Schmooze and Cruise a possibility, particularly to our friends at Switch, H&L Partners, and Momentum. See you at the next stop!



Join us for REBUS Schmooze & Cruise Part Deux by REBUS
October 3, 2013, 1:44 pm
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It’s that time again. What happens when you load an entire school bus with beer and cruise your way to three agencies in a single night? Come to the REBUS Schmooze and Cruise Part Deux, a bar crawl meets agency-visit experience where a measly $15 gets you beer, food, and a damn good time.

On Thursday, October 17th at 6PM you can schmooze and booze while we cruise to Switch, Momentum, and Hoffman Lewis, playing advertising trivia along the way for a chance at fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime prizes. Maybe you win a VHS of The Land Before Time Seven, maybe you pick up a collection of Smurf’s-themed slap bracelets, maybe you get a half-used package of napkins….who knows? Maybe you win nothing but a rootin-tootin good time because you don’t know what Folger’s tagline was in 1987. But you’ll never know unless you go, so head to Eventbrite today, pick up your ticket, and get ready to Schmooze and Cruise on October 17th.



Integrity Brings Out Digital Police During REBUS Event by REBUS
September 25, 2013, 9:34 pm
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When Integrity hosted the REBUS event on Tuesday, they bared all and called in the police for those fascinated with the digital marketing world today. It all started in their simplistic quarters on The Loop, where mostly younger folks ate, drank, laughed and shared good times.

Then, Angie Hayden revealed a full checklist to us that will ensure we’re creating interactive applications that are relevant and actually work. Jeremiah Harris explained why native applications are on the rise, compared to HTML. And he confessed that getting it finished (and live) is better than getting it perfected. After all, we will need to make tweaks after user feedback anyhow.

Lastly, partner and CCO Ed Morrissey made one spectator recite the alphabet backwards after answering “no” to “does the product being marketed really need to be that good?”. OK, so Ed didn’t really do that. But he did make it resoundingly clear that YES, the product has to be a good product. Because so much user feedback is immediately available with technology now, your shit needs to be good and relevant or your brand will be obliterated like Polaroid or Circuit City!

The crowd at Integrity also shared the excitement around St. Louis potentially becoming a leader in digital marketing technology and execution. For those of you who missed the event, we invite you to get involved and help our talent-laden city prevail in this effort.

You can start by checking back for the details about the REBUS Schmooze ‘n Cruise event coming in October!



REBUS at TalentPlus Universal by ryanfarrellstl
May 13, 2013, 2:24 pm
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Rebus @ Talent Plus Unversal w/ DJ Elle Morgan

As her mad pink kicks crashed up and down on the light-flashing dance floor, the music bumping through the room, you knew one thing: DJ Elle Morgan came to party. And so did REBUS at last month’s TalentPlus event. With two parts party and one part professional, TalentPlus put the hammer down on our April event. The room was filled with pounding house beats delivered by Texas prodigy DJ Elle Morgan (http://www.facebook.com/djellemorgan ) who was on her way to showcase her skills at the FIRST Robotics Championship downtown on Washington Avenue.

The entire event was a delight for the senses. Top notch hors d’oeuvres, a step and repeat “live” red carpet anchored by a beautiful TalentPlus model, ceiling light show, refreshments, and Elle Morgan created an atmosphere that made for one of REBUS’ best events ever. In fact, it was more of a party than anything else, as TalentPlus showed off a variety of their offerings to the lucky attendees who were happy to show up in the midst of the downpour outside.

Attendees had a chance to tour the TalentPlus space and learn about their recent evolution to TP Universal, and the various offerings underneath that umbrella, before jamming the night away on the outskirts of Forest Park.

Our next REBUS event, Advolution, How Ads Start To Finish, examines the process by which an idea actually becomes an ad. Our subject will be the recent Above The Line for Kraftig released last month by Fleishman Hillard. Stop in to hear from ECD Tom Hudder how this work came to life.



Rebus Recap: Boxing Clever by ryanfarrellstl
January 18, 2013, 3:55 pm
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Boxing Clever

 

The folks at Boxing Clever gracefully staged their story about how storytelling and passion drive their success. While holding one passion (Woodford Reserve) in hand, Executive Creative Director, Jim Harper presented several examples of projects they have done strictly out of passion – for locals like All Along Press, St. Louis Rams and Vintage Vinyl, but also for global monsters like Adobe. As a nightcap to an inspiring presentation, they made plenty of talented creatives accessible for portfolio reviews.

The tour of their new digs consisted of walking from one side of the office to the other, peering down each side to see their open, yet oaky and vintage space that reeks of devilish creative genius. You could help yourself to the vintage Coca-Cola coolers, or place an order with the roaming bartender. And you could feast on anything from fruits and sandwiches to meatballs and shrimp cocktail. Nice!

Boxing Clever’s story unfolded like this: If you let yourself feel passionate about something, you can create a compelling story about what that business or product does. But also, if you follow your passionate whims, they will often lead you to success and let you spew your creative talents without abandon…and without too much, well, commentary. Passion creates a win-win, without doubt.

If you have a passion for something…not really yet existing, or fake, check out one of Boxing Clever’s sites, fakeanything.com, where they will post user-generated content. Stay tuned in to Boxing Clever. We’re going to see more awesome stuff from their turf. Maybe something…rather heavy!

Written by Natalie Gensits



REBUS Next Stop: Coolfire Originals by connierippeeboone
November 8, 2012, 2:31 pm
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Coolfire Originals Logo

On November 13th, REBUS will be heading Downtown for an evening with Coolfire Originals, a television production company that develops programming for screens of all shapes, sizes and bandwidths. Coolfire Originals co-produces Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s for OWN and Fast N’ Loud for Discovery with Pilgrim Studios. Originals is currently in post-production on MFF: Mom Friends Forever for NickMom and will have four new shows in production in November.

Coolfire Originals

Originals will be offering attendees a glimpse into the exciting world of developing and producing TV series. REBUS members will also hear from Steve Luebbert, VP of Development and Jeff Stevens, Director of Content Innovation, first hand on the evolution of a show from pitch to production.

Mark your calendars and join us Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 @ 6pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Coolfire Originals in the news | Click here to view

The Details:
Coolfire Originals
6:00PM – November 13, 2012
415 North 10th Street, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63101

Cost:
Free for paid Ad Club members • Non-members $10 at the door
Must be 21 years of age or older

Parking:
*The Renaissance parking garage is located directly across from our office with entrances on 9th and 10th street. Cash only exit is on 9th street.

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Atomicdust and REBUS present, ‘Things We’ve Learned So Far.’ by Michael Buffa
September 5, 2012, 12:49 am
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On September 11th, REBUS is loading up the bus and heading to Atomicdust!

Atomicdust and REBUS present, ‘Things We’ve Learned So Far.’

Believe it or not, education doesn’t stop at graduation. Whether you’re just breaking into the biz, or got your start in advertising in the Mad Men era, there is always room for growth.

Join REBUS on Tuesday, September 11,  in the heart of Midtown Alley – St. Louis’ fastest growing neighborhood and home to many of the city’s finest creative firms –  for a special presentation from marketing and design agency, Atomicdust.

Inspired by Stefan Sagmeister’s, “Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far,” Atomicdust’s owners, designers, developers and account managers will share highlights from their 11 years in business. Along the way, they’ll showcase some of their favorite projects, share sound advice and even show some embarrassing photos from Atomicdust’s humble beginnings.

Don’t miss this chance to mingle with local marketing and design professionals, and learn a few things about what it takes to be in the business (or even start one of your own). Food and drink will be provided by Atomicdust – and trust us, these guys know how to throw a party. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

The Details:

6:00PM – September 11, 2012

Atomicdust

3021 Locust, Saint Louis MO 63103

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